Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Masthead lights do not last


Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good afternoon Ben,

What type of 24 Volt bulb do you use?
LED?

Do you have (adjustable) voltage-stabilizers?

Here are pictures from when I did not what they were.
http://nikimat.com/mast_tricolor_anchor_light_connection.html

Mark (SM #275 Creampuff) told me they were DXE VR200 voltage regulator.

Wish I could help more.

Alexandre



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On Mon, 9/5/16, joedoakes66@yahoo.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Masthead lights do not last
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, September 5, 2016, 10:22 AM


 









Since we bought our SM last year (Feb 2015)
we've  replaced the anchor light bulb 5 times.  The
boat was little used - fewer than 800 hours on engine and
generator - and we've  had only the usual maintenance
issues which makes this issue most perplexing.  We're
trying to determine what could cause premature bulb
failures.  I've suspected a bad batch of bulbs; a surge
in the electrical when running the generator; or perhaps
corroded fitting causing an on/off for the bulb thereby
shortening their life. 
Has anyone had a similar experience?
 Also it would wonderful to have a source for high quality
bulbs.
ThanksBen and
GayleLa Bella VitaSM
347Port Louis, Grenada









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